Summer Research Program: Triton Research and Experiential Learning Scholars (TRELS)

The TRELS summer research program supports students pursuing research and experiential learning opportunities during the summer session.

Applicants can be of any class standing, pursuing any major, and of any citizenship status. All applicants must have at least a 2.5 GPA at UC San Diego, except for newly enrolled first-year students and transfer students who may not yet have an official GPA at the time of applying.

Students who participate in the TRELS summer research program will earn a $5,000 stipend, which is disbursed via your Student Financial Solutions (SFS) account over several installments during the summer. TRELS scholars in the summer program are expected to be devoted full-time to their project and related TRELS activities over the full 10 weeks of the summer session. Accordingly, TRELS scholars in the summer program are not allowed to work on campus or pursue courses for academic credit during the summer session.

Supplemental Questions
  1. TRELS - Statement of Interest

    Explain how your participation in the TRELS program will help you achieve your educational and career goals.

  2. TRELS - Statement of Obstacles

    Explain what obstacles you have faced that have limited your ability to do research, participate in creative endeavors, or do community service projects. How will the TRELS program help to alleviate these obstacles?

  3. TRELS - Project

    Please describe the project you would like to conduct in terms that can be understood by a non-expert audience.

  4. TRELS - Independence

    TRELS is meant to support your independent project, which should be supervised and mentored by a faculty member, but which should be your own work and responsibility. Please explain how your project reflects your independent work. If you are proposing to work on a larger collaborative project, please explain which piece of this project will be your specific responsibility.

  5. TRELS - Deliverable

    TRELS requires students to submit a summary of their project (a paper, poster presentation, oral presentation, or creative product) by the end of the academic year during which they receive their scholarship. What will the outcome of your project be, and how will you submit it by the deadline? Please keep in mind: the deadline to submit project deliverables for TRELS quarterly awards received during the current 2020-2021 academic year is the end of the Spring 2021 quarter.

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